// MFACA Faculty Terry Dame Exhibiting at Maker Faire this Weekend//

Terry Dame, who teaches Sound Workshop I & II at the MFACA department will be exhibiting Terry Dame’s Science Music Road Show" at Maker Faire this weekend September 20 & 21 at the New York Hall of Science. The original interactive exhibit will include invented musical instruments such as The Horn of Plenty Sounds, The Parisian Hammer and the ElectronGong Pedal.rn.

// Focus Features and Laika Entertainment Present: The Boxtrolls//

Thursday, September 25, 6pm
SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd Street
 
Join us for a free, advance 3D screening of The Boxtrolls, in theaters nationwide September 26. Prior to the screening there will be opening comments from the film’s directors, Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable. The event is only open to SVA students, alumni, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, please RSVP at the following link no later than September 24
To view the film’s trailer, visit: http://www.TheBoxtrolls.com. This event is hosted by SVA Career Development. For more information: cd@sva.edu212-592-2370.

// '14 MFACA Alumnus Naiwei Liu Officially Selected to Cinanima Animation Film Festival//

MFACA alumn Naiwei Liu (‘14) piece Something Important was officially selected for International Competition, in the category of School Film and/or Graduation Film at the 2014 Cinanima. Cinanima is an animation film festival in Espinho, Portugal that will take place between November 10-16th 2014. 

// MFACA Alumnus Hwayong Jung Mentioned in the New York Times//

MFACA alumn, Hwayong Jung (‘11) was mentioned in a New York Times article published yesterday — “Gems Among the Ruins.” Exhibiting in the 7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair 2014, Hwayong piece Euphoria was called by NYT art critic Ken Johnson as”hypnotic and hallucinatory.” Make sure to check out both Hwayong and another MFACA alumn, Harsha Biswajit pieces at the Governors Island Art Fair. The art fair is free and open to the public on the weekends for the month of September (11am-6pm).

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// MFACA in SVA Alumni Film and Animation Festival//

SVA will be hosting our very first Alumni Film and Animation Festival this month. As part of the festival, there is a screening of short films, commercials, and music videos created by MFACA alumni, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers/animators:  Kun-I Chang (2007), Nathan Freise (2009), Shiouwen Hong (2009), Q-hyun Kim (2012), ChuChi Lin (2010), John Mattiuzzi (2012), Joshua Planz (2013), and Taili Wu (2009).  Included in the screening will be the world premiere of Zerogon, the newest short film by Student Academy Award-winner John Mattiuzzi and Joshua Planz.  Jen Hurler (MFA 2015 Computer Art) will moderate the Q&A. 

This specific screening will take place on Saturday, September 20 at 4pm in SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street. See below for other screening schedules.
Please come and support our own MFACA alumni! Screenings are free and open to the public. General Admission RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each screening. For more information, please visit here
Hope to see you there!

// SVA’s Graduate Reception//

Last week SVA welcomed new students entering Fall 2014 with a Graduate Reception hosted by Graduate Admissions & Student Affairs. Our new MFACA students and a few staff members were at the event. Here are some photos from the Graduate Reception: 

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// MFACA Fall 2014 Student & Alumni Exhibition: Call for Entries//

Call for Entries!

MFA Computer Art will have an exhibition for current students and alumni this Fall 2014 at SVA’s Flatiron Gallery (133 W. 21st. Street, 1st Fl.)

Exhibition Dates: October 25th to November 26, 2014
Exhibition Reception: November 6, 2014 at 6pm

We welcome prints, sculptures, installations, web based artworks, animation and video projects for submission. 

If you are a current SVA MFA Computer Art Student or Alumni, we invite you to submit! If interested, please email mfaca@sva.edu for details about submission requirements. Deadline for submission is 5pm Friday SEPTEMBER 26, 2014.

// MFACA Alumnus Nai Wei Liu Selected in 2014 KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival//

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MFACA alumn, Nai Wei Liu (‘14) piece Something Important was selected for the 2014 KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival in the Student Competition category. The festival will take place in the Dutch Film Institute EYE in Amsterdam on November 4-9th.

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// MFACA Alumnus Harsha Biswajit Exhibiting in the 7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair //

MFACA alumn, Harsha Biswajit (‘14) is exhibiting his video sculpture The Animal is Absent, at the 7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair 2014. The Art Fair is free and open to the public on the weekends for the month of September (11am-6pm). 

// MFACA Alumnus Panop Koonwat Official Selection in SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Computer Animation Festival!//

Please join us in congratulating MFACA Alumnus, Panop Koonwat for his official selection of his piece Cupidiculous in SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Computer Animation Festival Program. 

SIGGRAPH’s international jury included a diverse group of leading animation experts and they selected Cupidiculous among hundreds of entries for the festival. Congratulation! 

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The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creativity and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies.